Roma/Bohemia, SCA in Oklahoma
- <<< I am very much interested in creating a persona true to my
heritage Bohemian/Roma but here in Oklahoma there is not much hands on
access to my heritage that I know of. >>>
That is not surprising. However, the Internet opens a lot of
information to you that wasn't available 20 years ago. Here are some
files in the CULTURES section of the Florilegium which might be of use:
Gypsies-art (14K) 4/ 7/02 "Gypsies in Period" by Sayidda
Rakli Zada Orlenda.
Gypsies-lnks (11K) 5/ 1/05 Links to information on medieval
Gypsies by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon
Gypsies-msg (60K) 9/ 4/02 Gypsy culture. Also called Rom or
Gypsy-tmeline-art (12K) 3/ 1/03 "Timeline of the Roma" by Sayidda
Rakli Zada Orlenda.
There should be some books given in these files, perhaps even
annotated bibliographies. You might want to see if you can get some of
those books by ILL, Inter-Library Loan. For more information on using
ILL, see this file in the INFO-SOURCES section:
Using-ILL-art (8K) 11/09/03 "Interlibrary Loan" by Aelfwynn of
I'm not quite sure where the region of Bohemia is and what modern
countries enclose it, but you might also look in this section for
I do have this file in the FOOD-BY-REGION section:
fd-Bohemia-msg (14K) 12/ 3/08 Food of medieval Bohemia.
<<< The Faires are what peaked my interest and I did not create the
fest to make money but more to give the performers and guest alike a
place to truly interact and I want to be both educational and
Are you a performer? If so, check out the PERFORMANCE-ARTS section.
<<< My purpose for choosing the fantasy was to get the children
involved and interested. >>>
Do you have children of your own? IF so, perhaps some of the files in
the CHILDREN section might be of interest.
<<< Next big question is there a Kingdom or realm here in Oklahoma
that I might be able to get in touch with to get some hands on sca
There are numerous local SCA groups in Oklahoma. Unlike what someone
else said, all of Oklahoma is in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The part of
Texas by El Paso is not, because there is a lot of emptiness out there
and they are closer to more of the groups in the Kingdom of the
This page shows the local groups in Ansteorra: http://www.ansteorra.org/groups/
The northern region includes all of Oklahoma and the Texas
panhandle and that page shows there to be 10 groups in that region.
Please let me know if I can help you further. The web address of the
Florilegium is in my signature line below.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
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